Rep. Paul Gosar's sister tells CNN he should be expelled from Congress

Jennifer Gosar tells CNN her Republican brother's Jan. 6 excuses are "outrageous, egregious and disgusting"

Published July 4, 2021 11:32AM (EDT)

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


One Republican in the House of Representatives was slammed by his own sister on CNN as "hateful and bigoted."

"Whether it's lying about the 2020 election, distorting the events of Jan. 6 or sharing the stage with a Holocaust denier, far-right Congressman Paul Gosar is making a name for himself as one of the most conspiracy-addled Republicans in Congress," CNN's Pamela Brown reported. "In a new fundraising email obtained by a Washington Post reporter, Gosar baselessly says the FBI may have had a hand in planning and carrying out the Capitol attack. Again, that is baseless. If the Arizona congressman actually believed this inside-job nonsense and wanted to get to the bottom of it, then why did he vote against investigating the attack, twice?"

For analysis, Brown interviewed Jennifer Gosar, the congressman's sister.

When you hear everything I just laid out, what is your visceral reaction?" Brown asked.

"My visceral reaction is disgust. It's nausea and loathing," Jennifer Gosar replied. "I do not understand why these people continue to work in Congress."

"You've said that your brother is partly responsible for inciting the Jan. 6 attack. I mean, what do you make of his revisionism and conspiracies about that day?" Brown asked.

"Again, nausea-worthy. It's despicable and it's really cynical because Paul uses this to fundraise," Jennifer Gosar replied.

The congressman's sister offered a theory on what might work to bring her brother back to reality.

"I think censure, expulsion and investigation for criminal activity are the things that, actually, would wake my brother up. I feel my brother to be addicted to control, domination and power. So in that respect, holding him accountable is the only way to get this person's attention. And as you've seen and covered, you know, CNN has covered this for some time ... his actions are only becoming more and more outrageous, egregious and disgusting."

Brown asked what she would say to her brother.

"I wouldn't communicate with him. I don't — you know, i don't align myself with the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys or any other hate group," Jennifer Gosar noted. "Why would I ally with him — just because we share DNA? I mean, I don't — I don't wish to speak with him."


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